Ichi the Killer Synopsis
A hoodlum sparks a series of violent reprisals after his boss is apparently taken by an assassin.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
One of Miike's most violent and sadistic movies, filled with squirting blood, throat-slashing, limb-hacking and other forms of mutilation...
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Film Threat

By Eric Campos
Takashi knows how to make a great, sleazy Yakuza film, but what I’m missing here is that sense of something brand new.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Takashi Miike's frenetic comic yakuza thriller embodies the best and worst this notorious Japanese genre auteur has to offer: It's...
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Any serious message has been sacrificed on the altar of excess, making us realize why the stylish story probably worked better as a graphic...
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
The torture is strictly for kicks, which spoiled this for me, but less skittish viewers may enjoy this as a stylish and tightly wound genre...
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By Dennis Harvey
Completely over-the-top yakuza actioner -- featuring nonstop mayhem, gore, torture and S&M -- duly reflects its comic book origins in both...
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The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
The direction occasionally rises to the level of marginal competence, but for most of the film it is hard to tell who is chasing who or...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This time around, the cult director dispenses with the feminism, the satire, and even the issues, so he can concentrate on his true...
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Rated R | For Sexuality, Drug Content, Language, Gore and Strong Pervasive Violence